by islandlife1 on Mar 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
Unbelievable, but other than regular maintenance such as oil changes, battery, tire and wiper replacement there has never been one thing wrong with this truck.
Just replaced the fuel pump, had it completely checked out, everything in perfect condition.
Have loved this truck since the first day.
Okay, lousy mileage, but use it for hauling and long distance trips.
Purchased 3 days before 9/11 - still own with no intention of replacing.
This truck far surpasses the Suburban by having a better turning base, more pick up and much more comfortable.
A true Texas truck!!!
by thongboy1981 on Jan 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
This is my first truck/suv and i wanted one that was huge well the excursion is certainly huge. On road trips you have to stop every so often because its so comfortable you keep nodding off while driving but yet its still tough and rugged.reliability is good only thing i replaced was ac compressor and running board light sockets.Gas milage can be as high as 14 on a constant long stretch highway but normally around 11 combined highway and city but well worth the gas milage.Winter roads are no challenge for the excursion .Only other complaints are when i hand wax it or need to scrap ice off the winsheild you will need a small ladder or step stool but well worth it i will keep it forever !!!!!!
by Daniel Jaeger on Mar 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
The Excursion is the best vehicle we have purchased. From driving around town, to driving across the country with our travel trailer, this is the best vehicle for people who want a vehicle that seats many people, gets good fuel mileage, is reliable, and is willing to tow anything. My Powerstroke Excursion with Powerservice additive gets 20 mpg city and 25 highway. An Excursion will beat a Suburban anyday. From Towing to reliability, the diesel engine will outlast a Chevy gas 3 to 1. And thats just the beginning. I saw a Ford Excursion towing a broke down Chevy Suburban down I70 in Missouri. The Excursion is the only SUV that can tow 10000 pounds.
by agateland on Aug 26, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
My wife and three kids can travel all over without the usual cramped feeling and without any fighting amongst the kids. Can also load up our toy hauler (10,000 lbs.) and go over any mountain pass with ease. Feels very safe when driving in any kind of traffic. Overall a great vehicle. Bought new and have had it for six years.
by junbug1970 on Jun 24, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
The gas mileage is better than my Durango even though this truck is 10 cylinder. The best comfortable ride for long drive. Towing a 9000lbs boat feels like towing a pair of jetskiis (effortless). Three of my door actuators are not working, so I have to replace that. Parking this beast in a small parking lot takes me about 3-4 back and forth motions. Need better turning radius.
by FOZ on Apr 15, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
Although this was a "Big Boat", it was still fun to drive. The power and economy of the 7.3L/TD was just awsome. We felt comfortible, safe, and secure in our "boat", even our Great Dane agreed. On several trips, the unit always performed to expectations and more. There was always enough room for everyone and everything. Even pulling a trailer was a joy. We hardly knew the trailer was there. We would gladly replace our present vehicle with a newer one (2005 being the last of the line), but for the right price. Right now they are still over priced on resale and under priced on trade values.
Performance is beefed up to 250 horsepower on the 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 and all engines are now LEV compliant. An in-dash six-disc CD player is made available. The Excursion XLT gets platinum cladding and standard chrome steel wheels, and the Limited offers standard power signal aero mirrors, foglamps and an optional rear-seat entertainment system.